Dressage set to thrive Print
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Friday, 19 March 2021 04:43
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After an uncertain and interrupted 2020, the equestrian sport of dressage is set to thrive once again after a series kick-off on Valentine’s Day at Terrouges Equestre in Mooiplaats.

No spectators were allowed: Access to the venue was controlled by fellow sponsor Brinant Security and Covid-19 protocols were observed throughout the day.

Terrouges director and competitive dressage rider, Jessie Beyers-van Eck, believes that keeping the series going during the lockdown is vital to growing the sport in the area.

Ally Liebenberg on Ojab Tiptol in adult medium
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“It is important for us to be able to provide a big show experience for riders, starting from the lowest levels up to riders who have been competing at the top for years, all at their back door. Even through these strange times, we wanted to be able to continue allowing riders to test themselves and their progress.”

A record number of dressage tests were ridden on the day, with more than 90 performances being judged by Dressage South Africa judges Lyn Sacks and Cheryl Kempin.